DMSP satellite detections of gamma-ray bursts

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Gamma-ray burst detectors are aboard six U. S. Air Force defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft, two of which are currently in use. Their 800-km altitude orbits give a field of view to 117 degrees from the zenith. A great many bursts have been detected, usually in coincidence with detections by GRO or other satellites such as PVO or ULYSSES. The directions of the sources can be determined with considerable accuracy from such correlated observations, even when GRO/BATSE with its directional capabilities is not involved. Thus these DMSP data, especially in conjunction with other observations, should be helpful in trying ... continued below

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Terrell, J.; Lee, P. & Klebesadel, R.W. December 31, 1995.

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Gamma-ray burst detectors are aboard six U. S. Air Force defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft, two of which are currently in use. Their 800-km altitude orbits give a field of view to 117 degrees from the zenith. A great many bursts have been detected, usually in coincidence with detections by GRO or other satellites such as PVO or ULYSSES. The directions of the sources can be determined with considerable accuracy from such correlated observations, even when GRO/BATSE with its directional capabilities is not involved. Thus these DMSP data, especially in conjunction with other observations, should be helpful in trying to understand the true nature of gamma-ray bursts. 8 refs., 5 figs.

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  • 3. Huntsville symposium on gamma ray bursts, Huntsville, AL (United States), 25-27 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96006323
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-4454
  • Report No.: CONF-9510332--4
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 204048
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc668734

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Terrell, J.; Lee, P. & Klebesadel, R.W. DMSP satellite detections of gamma-ray bursts, article, December 31, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc668734/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.